Green Burial on A Good Goodbye Radio

May 13, 2013 | 0 comments

On A Good Goodbye radio this Wednesday, May 15, the topic is green burial and eco-friendly funerals. The guest is Brian Flowers, president of the Green Burial Council, an international non-profit engaged in certifying funeral homes and cemeteries offering green burial as well as green burial products.

Brian FlowersBrian Flowers is a funeral director and cemeterian with Moles Farewell Tributes and Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Washington. Brian designed and developed The Meadow Natural Burial Ground, a 4-1/2 acre green burial cemetery within Greenacres Memorial Park.  He works with every family choosing green burial in The Meadow and has some amazing stories of how natural burials provide healing for grieving families.

This is a trend that’s making news. A recent Reuters/NBC News story, titled “Dust to Dust: Eco-friendly funerals catch on in US,” looked at the small but growing trend in green burial options.

Some of the questions to be discussed include:

  • What is green burial? How does it differ from conventional funerals?
  • What is the scope of resources used in conventional funerals?
  • How many green burial grounds are established or in the works in the US?
  • Who are the people choosing green burial? Any sense of how many per year are performed?
  • A growing percentage of the population is choosing cremation. What is cremation’s carbon footprint?

Listeners are invited to call in with their questions in the second half of the program by calling 866-404-6519.

This program is sponsored by Passages International and their educational website, Passages provides urns, caskets and memorial products that are environmentally friendly.

A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show hosted by Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, award-winning author, speaker, and Certified Celebrant. A Good Goodbye programs are available as downloadable podcasts archived in perpetuity on iTunes and

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